Donnie Fritts has been dealing with an aggressive form of cancer that was found growing in his jaw in 2003. After he was diagnosed, he was left with a hole in his face after having a tumor removed. He was forced to go ahead with the surgery, which left him without a nose, lip, or palate. As a result, he wasn’t able to kiss his wife–because he literally had no lip.
But he recently got a prosthetic face.
He told MailOnline: “Kids would look at me sometimes, they’d look at me with fear then they’d run back to their mothers. I looked like a monster. Now it’s incredible, Sharon and I can go out in public and for the first time in years people don’t look or point.
“I can take her out to dinner and on dates I no longer feel like I need to be a recluse.”